SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 08: Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shoots for the score on Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks in the first period of their game at HP Pavilion on October 8, 2009 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..
— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday